USA records the highest number of affected coronavirus victims in the past year. 2020 is successful in creating a mess in everybody’s life so far. And, the news of a new strain of the Corona virus seems to be making sweat run down the forehead again. Just when you thought, that the world will get the vaccine, this news seems disheartening. USA has recorded the worst number of cases so far in a single day. A patient in California seems to carry the UK strain of the virus. Thus, the country has started testing all the passengers who have come on flights. The authorities are getting all the more concerned again.
Covid-19 Deaths Surpasses 340,000 In The USA
By Wednesday afternoon, things seemingly took a turn for the worst. USA records the highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths surpasses 340,000 in the USA as reported by Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
The states having more than 10,000 fatalities include New Jersey, Illinois, and Georgia to name a few. California and Florida have recorded more than 21,000 deaths. New York is at the top of the death toll list. USA stands for nearly 18 percent of the deaths. There were nearly, 3,725 deaths alone on Tuesday. The variant of the Covid-19 strain was first detected in Colorado. The variant seems to be more contagious. The country’s total case load stands at 19,299,960. Numerous Americans have already started making holiday plans for the new year, amidst the scare.
Post – Seasonal Increase In Death Rate
The US is witnessing a post-seasonal increase in death rate so far. More than, 1.1 million people have been screened so far at US airports. Regardless of the health advisory, numerous people are making plans for the holiday. And, many are looking forward to travel outside the US. So, it points towards the fact, that people are not taking the warning seriously. Today, the world is reeling under the pandemic.
And, to top it all, the new strain from Britain seems to be taking for the worse. The variant is still rare in the US masses. However, the lack of tests and monitoring will create havoc. Scientists believe that the new strain is getting transmitted from the people who travelled to the UK in November and December. Medicos are constantly trying to figure out the next course of action. The new infection at Colorado seems out of place. The person who is infected in Colorado, did not seem to have any travel history. This has left many doctors baffled. The new strain seems to mutate a lot. However, it has not been proved yet, if the strain is more dangerous than the existing one.
So, now, it is up to the government to decide the nest course of action. One may have to be more vigilant.